ECHO, the island’s only oceanfront restaurant and bar, gives a nod to St. Simons’ brief naval history during World War II. Serving classic coastal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, the atmosphere is casual and friendly. Perfect for drinks after coming in from the pool or an evening out. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, 7am to 10pm. Bar opens at 11am Monday-Saturday, 12:30pm Sunday. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the Living Room and the ECHO bar, with live music on weekends!
Throughout most of the year on St. Simons Island, butterflies can be seen gathering nectar or flying along roadsides and waters’ edges. The fall in particular is a great time to spot butterflies along their migrations. These beautiful creatures come in a spectacular range of colors and the gulf fritillary is no exception, with its bright orange wings and […]
Until the Civil War, coastal Georgia and South Carolina thrived as the country’s premiere rice growing region. Many of the South’s great rice plantations were destroyed during the Civil War, but a few still stand today. Located between Darien and Brunswick, Georgia, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation offers a fascinating window into the Lowcountry’s 19th-century rice culture. Situated […]
Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]